Camden Teachers Association (NUT)

Welcome Back - First General Meeting

posted 8 Sep 2017, 04:34 by Megan Quinn   [ updated 8 Sep 2017, 04:35 ]

We hope you have had a good start to the academic year. 

Our first General Meeting is on Tuesday 19th September, at 5pm in the Alex Jack Room at The Crowndale Centre. 
We will be discussing workload in Camden schools: What causes workload? Could we draw up a workload charter that we could ask schools to agree to?

Follow the Agenda and Minutes link to view the agenda for this meeting. 

Refreshments available from 4:45pm and childcare costs can be covered. 

London Public Sector Pay Demo

posted 21 Jul 2017, 01:41 by Gerald Clark

London NUT has organised a public sector pay demo on October 12th, assembling outside Downing Street at 5:00pm.  Flier below.

Have a great summer everyone.

Big Assembly - New Date Tues 4th July 5pm Talacre Gardens!

posted 14 Jun 2017, 04:54 by Helena Aksentijevic   [ updated 14 Jun 2017, 05:05 ]

Following the election, Camden schools are still facing huge cuts.

 Across the country, we are seeing:
  • Increased class sizes
  • Cuts to support staff and teaching assistants
  • Narrowing of the curriculum
  • Cuts to extra-curricular activities
  • Increased charges for music lessons
Stand Up for our schools, say NO to education cuts!

Calling all parents, teachers, students, school staff, governors and councillors,

Assemble 5pm at Talacre Gardens Prince of Wales road, NW5 - Speakers from local schools, trade unions and politicians.


Kevin Courtney General Secretary to Speak at Camden Meeting

posted 7 Jun 2017, 07:34 by Helena Aksentijevic   [ updated 7 Jun 2017, 07:38 ]

General Meeting Tuesday 20th June 5-6:30

Come to our next General Meeting at the Crowndale Centre, meeting room 4, to hear our General Secretary Kevin Courtney react to the General Election and talk about next steps for our union.

There will also be a report from the recent LGBT conference. Refreshments are provided from 4:45 and childcare/taxi costs are paid.

The Big School Assembly -23rd May- Assemble Talacre Gardens 5pm NEW VENUE!

posted 10 May 2017, 08:36 by Helena Aksentijevic   [ updated 12 May 2017, 07:23 ]


Camden schools are facing huge financial cuts. Across the country, we are seeing:
  • Increased class sizes
  • Cuts to support staff and teaching assistants
  • Narrowing of the curriculum
  • Cuts to extra-curricular activities
  • Increased charges for music lessons
Stand Up for our schools, say NO to education cuts!

Calling all parents, teachers, students, school staff, governors and councillors,

Assemble 5pm at Talacre Gardens Prince of Wales road, NW5 - Speakers from local schools, trade unions and politicians.

Campaigning for Education

posted 27 Apr 2017, 02:32 by Gerald Clark

With the announcement of a General Election, we have a key opportunity to highlight the massive problems created in Education by the current government.  Last year's KS2 Assessment debacle; The plan to increase Grammar schools and selective education; and most importantly the crisis in funding of our schools are all issues that the NUT wishes to put high on the agenda during this campaign.

We are currently finalising leaflets and have arranged the following events so far. We have decided to cancel our next General Meeting, which was scheduled for 23rd of May in order to try and bring as many teachers as possible to the Camden Cuts Demo. 

Street Stalls on Saturdays
11am -1pm, Engaging the local community in discussion about school funding cuts, venues TBC on 13th, 20th and 27th May. Please let us know if you can commit to any or all of these dates.  We will confirm which sessions and where when we know who is available.

Leafletting outside Primary schools, Wednesday mornings 8:30-9:30
3rd May Kingsgate Primary, Kilburn
17th May, Fitzjohns Primary, Hampstead
7th June, Emmanuel Primary & Beckford Primary School, West Hampstead.

Tuesday 23rd May The 'Big School Assembly' (Camden Cuts Demo), Parliament Hill Playing Fields - Rally at 5pm.
We are hoping to bring together teachers, governors, parents and students in a Central demo about cuts to Camden Schools. It would be great for school groups to assemble and march with banners to the rally through Camden, distributing leaflets.

Cycling to Cardiff for Charity

posted 23 Mar 2017, 06:20 by Gerald Clark   [ updated 23 Mar 2017, 06:21 ]

Three camden teachers - Megan, Anna and Tom are cycling to Cardiff for the NUT Conference to raise money for CADFA (Camden Abu-Dis Friendship Association).  Please visit their sponsorship page here:  http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/cycling-the-wall

General Meeting - Tuesday 21st March

posted 15 Mar 2017, 07:00 by Megan Quinn   [ updated 23 Mar 2017, 06:19 by Gerald Clark ]

Come along to our next General Meeting to hear from Neera Dhingra (Well-being manager at Parliament Hill School) and join in the discussion about the well-being of children today. 

We are trialling a slightly later start time of 5:30pm, although refreshments will be available from 5:00pm.  

The full agenda is here.

More Than a Score

posted 1 Mar 2017, 04:39 by Megan Quinn   [ updated 1 Mar 2017, 04:47 ]

Last night's AGM involved a report back from the More Than a Score conference, followed by discussion about assessment in schools. You can find out more about the campaign by watching this video

Below is a copy of a campaign statement in support of the More Than a Score campaign. If your school group haven't signed it yet, ask teachers if they are happy to. 

Click here for a copy of the minutes from last night's meeting. 



School Funding - Public Meeting, 8th Feb.

posted 18 Jan 2017, 03:37 by Gerald Clark   [ updated 18 Jan 2017, 04:01 ]

Camden NUT has organised a public meeting for Parents, Governors and Teachers to come and here about the crisis of school funding and how it will affect our schools and pupils.  Please advertise it widely.  It's not essential, but you can let us know if you intend to come here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/public-meeting-school-funding-crisis-tickets-31284000287

Speakers:  Kevin Courtney - NUT General Secretary, Raj Chada - Chair of Governors, John Dowd - Headteacher.
A flier can be found below.

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